|Sylvia Imogene Mills Salmons, 90, of Elizabeth passed away April 22, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.|
Imogene was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Wirt County. She was a daughter of the late Adam A. Mills and Orpha Cooper Mills. Imogene was a teacher in the Wirt County School System teaching for more than 30 years.
She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a member of TOPS for 20 years, a member of the Elizabeth CEO's, a past Wirt County Belle of the Year, a member of the Elizabeth Church of Christ, an avid quilter, bowler and traveler. Imogene was also a former member of the Wirt County Emergency Squad.
She is survived by one son, John A. Salmons of Calhoun County; one daughter, Loretta I. Somerville and her husband, Paul, of Elizabeth; six grandchildren, Tammy Simms and husband, Alan, of Elizabeth, Connie Saltsgaver and husband, Richard, of Kenna, W.Va., Rob Somerville and wife, Christy, of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Michelle Bake and husband, Jason, of Weirton, W.Va., Carter Salmons and wife, Jen, of Weirton and Diatra Salmons of Melbourne, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Andrea Stanley and Clint Stanley of Morgantown, W.Va., Brett Somerville of Cross Lanes, Jenna Saltsgaver and Camron Saltsgaver of Kenna and Erica Salmons of Weirton; and two caregivers, Ramona Carpenter of Palestine, W.Va., and Sherry Smith of Elizabeth.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Carter Salmons; four brothers, Oran, Edgar, Earl and Lon Mills; and one sister, Goldie McCroskey Underwood.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elizabeth Church of Christ, with Pastor Eugene Conger and the Rev. Lee Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Busch-Kimes Funeral Home of Elizabeth, 836 Washington Street, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.